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Saturn LW2 Fuel Filter Replacement costs $89 on average.

CarServiceEstimateShop/Dealer Price
2000 Saturn LW2V6-3.0LService typeFuel Filter ReplacementEstimate$93.69Shop/Dealer Price$107.65 - $123.01
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Fuel Filter Replacement Service

What is the fuel filter and how does it work?

The fuel filter is made of cellulose or synthetic-based filter media that traps extremely tiny contaminants, such as rust particles and dirt, present in the fuel as it flows from the fuel tank to the fuel injectors. The filter media is sealed within a cylindrical shaped housing that looks like a tiny soda can. You will most often find the fuel filter plumbed into the high-pressure fuel supply line beneath the car, right next to a sturdy frame rail. Some fuel filters, particularly on diesel-powered vehicles, have water traps as well. Some newer cars do not have serviceable fuel filters as the filter is built into the fuel pump located in the fuel tank.

When to consider replacing the fuel filter:

  • Scheduled maintenance. The most common reason to change the fuel filter — your vehicle’s maintenance schedule may specify a filter change interval.
  • Fuel contamination. If any foreign fluids, bad fuel, or water enters into the fuel system mistakenly, the fuel filter should be replaced.
  • Fuel system repairs. If the fuel pump has been replaced, work has been performed on or in the gas tank, or the fuel injectors have been cleaned or replaced, always install a new fuel filter. Major engine repairs, or engine replacement, also require a new filter.
  • Leaks. There should be zero leakage of fuel, whether liquid or vapor, in the fuel system. Leaks at the fuel filter connections might necessitate not only a new fuel filter but also new O-rings in the push-on connections to the fuel filter.
  • Warning light indication. Diesel powered vehicles may be equipped with a water-sensor warning light circuit to signal the driver if excessive water has accumulated in the fuel filter. The water will have to be drained and the filter possibly serviced or replaced.

How do mechanics replace the fuel filter?

  • A clogged fuel filter that is integral to the fuel pump must be removed with the fuel pump from the fuel tank to perform service.
  • For all other vehicles, the procedure begins with raising the vehicle and supporting it with steel jack stands.
  • The fuel system is depressurized so the filter can be removed from the high-pressure fuel line without gas spraying out.
  • The in-and-out connectors to the filter are removed and the filter is removed from the fuel line.
  • The new filter is installed using a small amount of oil on the O-rings to ease re-installation of the quick connect fittings. The fuel system is then checked for leaks while the engine is running.

Is it safe to drive with a fuel filter problem?

Yes, so long as the fuel filter is not leaking. If there is a leak, have it repaired before driving the car. If clogging is suspected and potentially causing engine operating problems, have the cause investigated and resolved at your earliest convenience. In extreme cases, a very old filter that may be plugged could disintegrate, allowing what were trapped contaminants to reach the fuel injectors and causing additional problems.

When replacing the fuel filter keep in mind:

  • A plugged fuel filter can be ruled out using pressure and volume tests on the fuel system. Given enough elapsed mileage though, all fuel filter replacements should be done as basic maintenance, and so complicated tests are not necessary if the filter is already known to be old.
  • Consult the vehicle maintenance schedule to determine when to replace the fuel filter.
  • If you have bought contaminated gas, once all fuel system repairs are made, always install a new filter.
  • Gasoline is perishable and will eventually degrade into compounds that will damage the fuel system. Generally, if a car has sat unused with gas in the tank for more than 3 to 6 months, the gas should be drained and the fuel filter replaced.

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Jose

23 years of experience
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Jose
23 years of experience
Saturn LW2 - Oil Change - Vallejo, California
Good mechanic, really knows his business. Having him come to my home to fix and service my car is fantastic. I'll definitely will have him back for future service or repairs.

Honorio

17 years of experience
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Honorio
17 years of experience
Saturn LW2 - Car is making a noise - Menlo Park, California
Honorio arrived super on time, 1 min before my appointment! He is knowledgeable and patient enough to explain all the issues to me. I got quote for several services (timing belt and stuff), and he told me some of the service other car shop told me was unnecessary. Very honest and friendly man, and I would definitely get his help again. Thank you very much!

Milton

35 years of experience
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Milton
35 years of experience
Saturn L200 - Fuel Filter - Las Vegas, Nevada
I booked a service call because I was having issues starting my Saturn. Milton was prompt and really informative. I had narrowed the problem down to a fuel filter because, on a previous appointment, I was told that the starter and fuel lines were not what was preventing my car from starting normally. Milton checked the fuel delivery system to be sure that everything was intact and operating properly. He clearly explained that, in his opinion, a fuel filter should not be at fault in this particular situation, and that he would not make any repairs unless necessary. He considered that the problem might be a battery that had outlived it's usefulness. Milton ran a battery check, and voila...it did not pass the test. He replaced the battery and, in my mind, that seems to have fixed multiple issues. Milton is a knowledgeable, easy going guy that surely knows his business. For as long as I might require repairs, Milton is the man to do them. I'm very happy with his work and attitude.

Patrick

30 years of experience
369 reviews
Patrick
30 years of experience
Saturn SL1 - Fuel Filter Replacement - Las Vegas, Nevada
Patrick is truly truly awesome...so grateful for his service, honesty, and knowledge.. i know that if i have any more problems he is the one to get for me...my car is fixed and running smooth and i owe it all to Patrick!...very satisfied customer!!

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